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Is Deep Cleaning Even Possible?

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  1. BeastlyThings

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Wed May 17 2017 13:23:42
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    We rented a cabin from friends for the summer while our home is under construction. It is a small, rustic building and it is stuffed with our friends belongings. The bedroom, where I believe we might have a small infestation (have just set up monitoring) is completely finished with tongue and groove cedar on all walls and the ceiling. There are four dressers in the bedroom, two with our stuff, two with theirs. The cabin is in a remote location, PCO services not available anywhere nearby. I have read through the FAQ's on this site and we are more than willing to take the necessary action, if needed. My question is, with all of the cedar planks there are thousands of places for bed bugs to hide and all of the stuff that isn't even ours, will deep cleaning even be possible? It's ironic because we are pretty bed-bug aware and our own home is not cluttered and is pretty much optimized for eradicating an early infestation. The idea of fighting bed bugs in this place makes me feel despair!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Wed May 17 2017 15:11:58
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    Hi,

    Sounds like a client of mine that has property in numerous high end French Ski resorts.

    Its a challenge but with planning and the right tools its not as bad as you might initially think.

    Step 1 as always is to confirm the issue and that means posting some images of:

    • Live samples
    • Cast skins
    • Faecal traces

    It will also help to gauge the extent of the issue.

    After that is a matter of addressing what tools you have, what time you have and what budget if additional resources are needed. I can assure you the concept of dealing with things themselves seemed like a mountain to the lodge owners but with just one days training I have not needed to go out there again (shame really as its nice to visit just maybe not 3 different resorts a day).

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  3. BeastlyThings

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    Wed May 17 2017 20:32:32
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I have mail ordered for passive monitors and will keep inspecting. We haven't found any hard evidence yet, so fingers crossed that this is a false alarm!

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    Wed May 17 2017 23:46:10
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    Should really shut down the bed bug fear and live life

  5. BeastlyThings

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    Good advice, Killer Queen. I am definitely living life. Obsessing is not worth the trouble but denial isn't a good plan either. I'm here to be informed and proactive. I


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